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Common signs of HDD failure ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i have a 6 year old HDD  which is making lots of noise , should i be worried ? (data backed up last week)

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What kind of noise to be exact?


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1 minute ago, R3-Flex said:

So i have a 6 year old HDD  which is making lots of noise , should i be worried ? (data backed up last week)

6 year old hdd? i have an 8 year old are you sure those are not the fans? things should start to crash 


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Is it slowing down? Are you losing data?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Godlygamer23 said:

What kind of noise to be exact?

well it isnt a rhythmic clicking , its just raw noise.

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Dying HDDs tend to do the "click of death" as the heads can't do their magic and suddenly swing around.

 

You can use a tool like CrystalDiskMark (or is it CrystalDiskInfo?) to ping its SMART info and use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.#ATA_S.M.A.R.T._attributes to figure out if any of the red entries are racking up.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, wrathoftheturkey said:

Is it slowing down? Are you losing data?

a littile bit 5-8 gigs worth of files soo far.

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1 minute ago, R3-Flex said:

a littile bit 5-8 gigs worth of files soo far.

I'd say it's starting to wear out, yeah.


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